Student Research at Western

At Western Washington University, undergraduate students have unparalleled access to top-flight research. This allows them to connect, engage, explore and work to change the world around them. Our students are studying ocean acidification and the ecological effects of dam removal. They are investigating solar energy and how our brains react to addiction. They are composing new pieces of music and approaching studio art in innovative ways. The research done by students and faculty at Western makes it one of the highest rated public universities of its kind in the west.

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Savannah Roberts
“Being part of multiple research projects as well as conducting my own has allowed me to tailor my education to the topics I am truly passionate about, and working closely with faculty mentors has helped me grow immensely as a student.”
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Adolpho Dominquez
“The faculty drive the students to be intuitive advocates for clients and life-long learners, and because of them I love what I’m studying.”
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Sarah O'Sell
“Western’s Industrial Design program gives students the skills and experience to make just about anything.”